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A.R. Rahman

Allah Rakha Rahman was born A.S. Dileep Kumar on January 6, 1966, in Madras (now Chennai), India, to a musically affluent family. Dileep started learning the piano at the age of 4, and at the age of 9, his father passed away. Since the pressure of supporting his family fell on him, he joined Ilaiyaraaja's troupe as a keyboard player at the age of ... See full bio »
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 2016 24 (filming)
 2015 Tamasha (music by)
 2015 OK Kanmani
 2014-2015 Everest (TV Series) (100 episodes)
- Episode #1.100 (2015)
- Episode #1.99 (2015)
- Episode #1.98 (2015)
- Episode #1.97 (2015)
- Episode #1.96 (2015)
 2015 i
 2014 Lingaa
 2014 Kochadaiiyaan (original music by)
 2014 Million Dollar Arm (music by)
 2014/I Highway
 2013 Maryan
 2013 Raanjhanaa
 2013 Kadal
 2013 Thai Manne Vannakam (TV Movie)
 2012 Infinite Love (Short)
 2012 Godfather
 2011 Saloon (Documentary short)
 2011 Rockstar (music by)
 2010 Ada... A Way of Life (background score, music)
 2010 Jhootha Hi Sahi (music)
 2010 Enthiran (music)
 2010 Komaram Puli
 2010 127 Hours
 2010 Raavan (music)
 2010 Raavanan (music)
 2009/I Blue
 2009/I Passage (Short)
 2009 Delhi-6
 2008 Ghajini (music)
 2008 Yuvvraaj
 2008 Jodhaa Akbar
 2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age (as AR Rahman)
 2007 Sivaji (music)
 2007 Ek Mohabbat - Vote for Taj (Video short)
 2007 Sajni
 2007 Guru
 2007 Sakkarakatti
 2006 Parashuram: One Man Army (as A.R. Rehman)
 2006 Varalaaru
 2005/I Water
 2004 New
 2004 Swades (as A.R. Rehman)
 2004 Yuva
 2004 Naani
 2003 Parasuram
 2003 Udhaya
 2003 Tehzeeb
 2003 Boys
 2002 Kadhal Virus
 2002 Saathiya
 2002 Baba
 2001 One 2 Ka 4
 2001 Zubeidaa
 2001 Alli Arjuna
 2001/II Star
 2000 Rhythm
 2000 Thenali
 2000 Alai Payuthey
 2000 Call
 1999 Mudhalvan
 1999 Padaiyappa
 1999 Sangamam
 1999 Thakshak
 1999 Taj Mahal
 1999 Taal
 1999 Jodi
 1998 Earth
 1998 Dil Se..
 1998 Jeans
 1997 Love Birds
 1997 Ratchakan
 1997 The Duo
 1996 Kadhal Desam
 1996 Mr. Romeo
 1996 Fire
 1996 Hindustani
 1995 Karuththamma
 1995 Muthu
 1995 Bombay
 1995 Rangeela
 1994 Kadhalan
 1994 May Madham
 1994 Pavithra
 1994 Super Police
 1994 Duet
 1994 Gang Master
 1993 Gentleman
 1993 Pudhiya Mugam
 1993 Uzhavan
 1992 Roja
 1992 Yodha
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Co-composer of the original musical score of the stage production of The Lord of The Rings with Finnish folk music group Varttina and Christopher Nightingale. See more »

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Alternate Names:

AR Rahman | Allah Rakha Rahman | A.R. Rehman

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[on winning the 57th Filmfare Awards for Best Music] I want to thank Imtiaz, and all the singers of Rockstar, and everyone who has worked on the music along with me. See more »


On August 15, 1997, he released an album called "Vande Mataram," on Columbia/SME Records, to commemorate 50 years of Indian independence. A tribute to the motherland, it featured songs for each of the Indian flag colors. The album was released simultaneously across the world in 28 countries, and Rahman himself performed in New Delhi to a packed audience including the honorable Indian Prime ... See more »


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